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A Bevy of Comics Programming in Ann Arbor November 21 & 22!

November 13, 2010 by  
Filed under Blog, News, Workshops and Events

SE Michigan really is becoming a go-to place for comics events and programming!

On Sunday, November 21 at the Ann Arbor District Library Downtown Multi-Purpose room Mark Crilley (who you heard on the CAG podcast episode 5) will be doing some interactive demos on how he created his graphic novel Brody’s Ghost. A signing will follow afterwards. Crilley is an interesting case of a cartoonist who both worked within and on the edges of comics publishing, so he’s a great person to talk to about starting your own career in the field.

And on the 22nd, a good friend of mine is coming all the way from Norway to talk a little about comics, publishing, and the future of copyright at the Mallets Creek branch of the Ann Arbor District Library!

Kim Holm has been up to some very interesting stuff over the last year. He’s released some of his brand-new comics in the public domain, he launched a webcomic where the readers have an active hand in determining the outcome, and he’s often shared some of his passion for re-inventing our views on copyright on a little show I do called Art & Story Extreme!!

Kim will be leading a lecture on what he sees as problems with copyright law as it exists now. He will explore some common misconceptions on what copyright law actually is, and propose some new models we creators can explore to more openly share our works while still making a living.

Even if you are a firm supporter of existing copyright law, I think Kim’s lecture will be some fascinating food for thought. Plus he’s just a fun and engaging guy who’s worth talking with.

Hope to see you guys there!

PS – Kim will also be at the UP! Fair in Lexington, KY on November 20, leading a handful of terrific comics workshops!

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